Accenture to support Saipem in driving digital transformation

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by Saipem, a global provider of drilling, engineering and construction services, to help deliver its global digital transformation program, the company said.

Accenture will lead the provision of IT Infrastructure, networking and telecommunications services and manage the evolution of Saipem´s key business applications.

Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Accenture will support Saipem´s move to a new IT model, progressing its journey to the cloud, by leveraging cloud computing and network virtualization, and enabling adoption of the latest digital technologies to sustain and improve business performance. These technologies include big data and analytics, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, automation and cybersecurity protection.

Accenture will manage the migration of the majority of Saipem´s servers to a Microsoft Azure public cloud platform and will build a private cloud for the remaining servers, delivering a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service capability. Accenture will also implement a software-defined wide-area network, and manage and optimize Saipem´s IT infrastructure, network and core digital business application services in a flexible and scalable environment.

Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world´s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Saipem is one of the world leaders in drilling services, as well as in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of pipelines and complex projects, onshore and offshore, in the oil & gas market. The company has distinctive competences in operations in harsh environments, remote areas and deepwater. Saipem provides a full range of services with “EPC” and “EPCI” contracts (on a “turn-key” basis) and has distinctive capabilities and unique assets with a high technological content. www.saipem.com